Robinho joins Milan permanently

The Brazil forward, 26, was unsettled at Eastlands and spent the

second half of last season on loan at Santos. A statement from AC

Milan read: “AC Milan announces it has acquired player Robinho on a

permanent deal from Manchester City. “The Brazilian player has

signed a four-year contract with the Rossoneri club.” The fee is

undisclosed but is reported to be around 15m euros

(£12.5million), which would represent a considerable loss for

City on a player they signed for a British record fee of

£32.5million from Real Madrid two years ago. AC Milan signed

Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Barcelona on Monday and Robinho’s arrival

means the Rossoneri will have a lot of Brazilian flair with

Ronaldinho and Alexandre Pato already on the books. Earlier on

deadline day, Robinho expressed his satisfaction about joining the

Italian giants. “I am very happy,” he said. “Milan is an excellent

club.”